Payment of FCC regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2023 (which cover the period October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023) is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Payments received after the deadline will be subject to an automatic 25% late fee and interest charges.
Complete regulatory fee information for FY 2023 can be found here. The general regulatory fee schedule can be found in Appendix C to FCC’s Regulatory Fee Report and Order. Specific information about fees owed by licensees of broadcast stations can be found in the Regulatory Fees Fact Sheet.
The FCC has extended to FY 2023 certain fee waiver, deferral, and installment payment programs for licensees experiencing financial hardships related to COVID-19. More information is found in the FCC’s Regulatory Fee Report and Order and in a recently released Public Notice. Licensees who need a waiver, deferral, or installment plan for their regulatory fees should file their requests with the FCC as soon as possible.
If you have questions about FCC regulatory fee payment procedures, or need assistance preparing fee payment documentation, please contact an attorney in our office.